Behavioral telehealth services expanded

Nebraskans have greater access to certain telehealth services under a bill passed April 15.

Sen. John Arch
Sen. John Arch

LB400, introduced by Sen. John Arch of La Vista, allows established patients to receive audio-only telehealth for individual behavioral health services originating from any location.

The bill allows a patient to provide verbal consent during an initial telehealth visit. Previously, Nebraskans were required to give written consent to receive telehealth services prior to those services being provided. LB400 requires that written approval be received within 10 days of a patient giving verbal consent.

Senators passed the bill on a 43-0 vote.

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